Internet Safety/Tips for Parents

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The following is based on information provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory.

SAFETY TIPS WHEN USING THE INTERNET

Keep information private. Some examples of private information are:

Also, does your screen name reveal too much information about you? If you have a profile, what does it say about you? What information do you post on your home page or Website? Be careful not to disclose personal information in these places

Using email:

World Wide Web Shopping:

Chat Rooms:

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Protecting your children from people who might abuse or exploit them starts with paying attention to your child’s use of the internet.

For more information about keeping your child safe online, see these websites:

Reporting Suspicious Activity
If you or your child become aware of dangerous or illegal activities, such as the transmission of child pornography, online enticement, potential sexual exploitation, or any attempt to make inappropriate contact with your child or any minor, report it to your local police, or the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory (203) 639-6400 for Connecticut residents, or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name: Computer Fraud/Child Exploitation/Internet Crimes

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SOURCE: State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory; Connecticut State Police, Public Information Office; Safekids.com; FBI; FTC; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2019